California Health and Human Services

master plan for aging


Recognizing that California’s over-65 population is projected to grow to 8.6 million by 2030, Governor Gavin Newsom issued an executive order calling for the creation of a Master Plan for Aging to be developed by December 2020. The Master Plan will serve as a blueprint that can be used by state government, local communities, private organizations and philanthropy to build environments that promote an age friendly California

Master Plan for Aging – Spring 2020 Progress Report

MPA Meetings Calendar

*NOTE: The Master Plan for Aging’s original release date was October 2020. However, due to a pause on MPA activities to focus on COVID-19 response efforts, the MPA will be released December 2020.



The Master Plan for Aging’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) will formally present its recommendations to the Administration in October. To inform these recommendations, the MPA has been collecting public comment and policy recommendations in several ways, including public meetings, email, Webinar Wednesdays, and surveys.

From July 10 -24th, the California Department of Aging collected input specifically on how COVID-19 has affected the lives of Californians and how these lessons learned should inform the Master Plan. Results from the survey are forthcoming.

If you would like to share a comment or recommendation, please send an email to

Master Plan for Aging Engagement Activities

Stakeholder Feedback

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meetings


Master Plan for Aging Stakeholder Advisory Committee

The Stakeholder Advisory Committee is a diverse group of 34 stakeholders with varying expertise and experiences, who will help develop components of the Master Plan, and will advise the California Health and Human Services Agency and the Cabinet-level Workgroup on Aging in the development of the Master Plan. Click here to view the charter.

Meetings of the Committee are open to the public. Please note that due to the range of expertise on the Committee and limited time for these meetings, public feedback should be submitted via email. Direct your comments, questions, or suggestions regarding the Stakeholder Advisory Committee to

Reasonable Accommodation:
Any person who wishes to receive meeting materials in an alternative format, requires translation services, or needs any disability-related modification or accommodation, including auxiliary aids or services, which would enable that person to participate at the meeting must make that request at least five (5) business days prior to the meeting date to:

Future Meeting Dates:

  • May 28, 2020: Zoom meeting (no in-person location)
  • August 11, 2020: Zoom meeting (no in-person location)

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting
August 11, 2020
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Join by smart phone, tablet, or computer

  • Password: 159
  • Download the Zoom app/desktop program. We encourage all users to familiarize themselves with the system requirements before the meeting. Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting here.
  • Call-in: Toll-Free Phone:(888) 788-0099     
  • Webinar ID: 461 990 280

Meeting Materials:

View the Stakeholder Advisory Committees (SAC) members’ draft Master Plan documents below. These documents reflect the SAC’s work as of July 31st. Final recommendations are due August 31st and will be presented at the September 15th SAC meeting.

Goal 2

Goal 3:

Goal 4:


COVID-19 Survey:

Results from CDA’s July 2020 survey, which asked Californians how COVID-19 has impacted their lives and how these experiences should impact the Master Plan for Aging

Stakeholder Advisory Committee Meeting
September 15, 2020
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.

Join by smart phone, tablet, or computer

  • Password: 357
  • Download the Zoom app/desktop program. We encourage all users to familiarize themselves with the system requirements before the meeting. Learn more about joining a Zoom meeting here.
  • Call-in: Toll-Free Phone: (888) 788-0099     
  • Meeting ID: 912 0831 9603

May 28, 2020

March 2, 2020

February 26, 2020

January 21, 2020

December 18, 2019

November 4, 2019

September 17, 2019


Maya Altman
Health Plan of San Mateo

Jan Arbuckle
City of Grass Valley

Kathryn Barger
County of Los Angeles

Kristina Bas-Hamilton
United Domestic Workers

Donna Benton, PhD
USC Leonard School of Gerontology

Cheryl Brown
California Commission on Aging

Laura Carstensen, PhD
Stanford University Center on Longevity

Janny Castillo
St. Mary’s Center

Bruce Chernof, MD
The SCAN Foundation

Berenice Nunez Constant
AltaMed Health Services

Jennie Chin Hansen
Former CEO of the American Geriatrics Society 

Le Ondra Clark Harvey, PhD
California Council of Community Behavioral Health Agencies

Andy Imparato
Disability Rights California

Craig Cornett
California Association of Health Facilities

Susan DeMarois
Alzheimer’s Association

Peter Hansel

Clay Kempf
Seniors Council of Santa Cruz and San Benito Counties

Mercedes Kerr
Belmont Village Senior Living

Darrick Lam
ACC Senior Services

David Lindeman, PhD
Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society

Shelley Lyford
Gary and Mary West Foundation

Marty Lynch
LifeLong Medical Care

Jeannee Parker Martin
LeadingAge California

Shireen McSpadden
SF Department of Disability and Aging Services

Christina Mills
California Foundation for Independent Living Centers

Kevin Prindiville
Justice in Aging

Jodi Reid
California Alliance for Retired Americans

Rigo Saborio
St. Barnabas Senior Services

Judy Thomas, JD
Coalition for Compassionate Care

Fernando Torres-Gil, PhD
University of California, Los Angeles

Debbie Toth
Choice in Aging

Nina Weiler-Harwell, PhD
AARP California

Brandi Wolf
Service Employees International Union

Heather Young, PhD, RN
University of California, Davis

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